Selling Your Home or Condo in Northern Virgina using the Internet

Stuart Nesbitt with Spring attire
Stuart Nesbitt with Spring attire

According to National Association of Realtors’ 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, now over 80% of people use the Internet as a primary tool in their search for a new home. Sites like NesbittRealty.com are used by more and more people every day. Some claim that, “Internet condo buyers devote more time to research before working with a real estate agent. But after that, they move quickly, spending just two weeks looking for a new condo, new home, pre-construction condo, townhome, or loft with an agent.”

Although some of our clients know exactly what they want and view only a few homes or condos, many of our clients relentlessly research and analyze neighborhoods and homes before taking time to tour properties listed for sale. We find that our site and our Guide have complemented–not diminished–the role played by our real estate agents and realtors. Most Internet condo, townhome, loft, or single family home buyers use an agent in the home buying process.

Our site provides a convenient method to do research about Northern Virginia home listings. NesbittRealty.com provides resources for home buyers and investors looking for new real estate opportunities. If you’re reading this now then you have a clue just how big our Internet presence is.  Contact us to sell your home on Condos and Homes today!

Listing your home for sale

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Julie at White House

Listing a home for sale involves a bit more than simply putting a sign out on the lawn and waiting for a buyer. When you decide to list your home, it’s wise to work with a real estate agent who can take you through the process. A Nesbitt Realty agent will take the time to carefully walk through the home with you. Our Realtor will go over what you can do to improve the property for a quicker sale and a better asking price. Our Realtor will go over the comparable sales in your area and suggest the best listing price. Once you’ve agreed on the asking price, we will sign an agreement with Nesbitt Realty that lays out the details, including commissions, duration, and more. Nesbitt Realty will take professional photographs throughout the home, and then list the property on the MLS. Our marketing will drive home buyers to you ensuring a quick sale at the highest possible price.

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Secrets of Old Town Living

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at the Potomac River in Alexandria VA

There’s the good old days, and there’s modern conveniences. Why can’t we have both? As it turns out, we can.

Old Town Alexandria, located in Virginia near Washington D.C., is part of the larger city of Alexandria – and one of the more upscale districts in the region. The antique community traces its roots to colonial America, when Alexandria was a seaport. A look at Alexandria’s history is a roll call of United States history. The city was George Washington’s hometown. Thomas Jefferson was known to entertain guests at Gadsby’s Tavern. Christ Church saw such notable worshipers as Robert E. Lee. In all, the district is home to more than 4,000 historic buildings that remain true to their original architecture, but house modern businesses and homes.

on the boardwalk in Alexandria
At the Torpedo Factory and Potomac in Old Town

Old Town Alexandria offers everything needed for locals and tourists both. Restaurants run the gamut from fast food to fine dining. Retailers such as Banana Republic, Gap and Brooks Brothers operate shops there. There’s nightlife, as well. Old Town is known for its upscale, laid-back, well-dressed and well-behaved partiers.


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Why do residents of Ballston love the Hawthorn?

The Hawthorn combines urban sophistication and modern elegance with convenient on-site amenities. The Hawthorn is located at 820 N Pollard Street, Ste 102 Arlington, VA 22203.

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Nesbitt Realty can help you buy and sell real estate in 22203.
The Hawthorn provides a full palate of amenities, services and security. Highlights include:

  • A fully-equipped fitness center
  • An on-site business center
  • Garage parking
  • Individual storage spaces
  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Outdoor seating
  • Ground-floor retail
  • Metro accessible

Westbriar and Westbriar Plaza

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Check what’s available now.

Here’s a price report based on the last two years of sales and rentals.

Unit Type For Sale Rental
One Bedroom 260,000 (225,000-270,000) 1400 (1100-1500)
Two Bedroom 358,000 (279,000-394,100) 1900 (1700-2500)
Three Bedroom 388,500 (357,110-441,350) 1495-3500

Westbriar is located near the intersection of Route 66 and I-495 in Vienna, VA. Westbriar was built in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, and is a 15 minute commute to D.C. Westbriar is a short walk to Dunn Loring Metro located near the end of the Orange Line

Amenities include:

  • Garage and Outdoor Parking
  • Gas Heat and Hot Water
  • In Unit Washer/Dryer (Westbriar Plaza)
For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

8 Reasons Why Buying a Home or Condo is Good for You

The mareket is heating up and now is a great time to buy. And, what’s more, tomorrow will be a great time to own, because the fundamental strength of homeownership hasn’t changed.

Julie
Julie can help you with all your real estate needs.

Here are 10 reasons:

  1. You can get a good deal. Prices are as low as they are going to get for a while. And prices are at a level that makes sense for people’s income.
  2. Mortgages are cheap. At 3.75% on average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, your costs to own are down.
  3. You can save on taxes. When you add up the deductions for mortgage interest and others, the cost of owning can drop below renting for a comparable place.
  4. Your money is not wasted on rent. The one benefit to owning that never changes is that you can paint your walls orange if you want (generally speaking; there might be some community restrictions). How many landlords will let you do that?
  5. You can get a better home. In some markets, it’s simply the case that the nicest places are for-sale homes and condos.
  6. Home buying offers some inflation protection. Historically, appreciation over time outpaces inflation.
  7. It’s risk capital. If the economy picks up, you stand to benefit from that, even if you’re goal is just to have a nice place to live.
  8. It’s forced savings. A part of your payment each month goes to equity.

HOA stands for Homeowners Association. HOA Fees are funds collected from the buyer for different things, such as landscaping, maintenance, and water & sewer. Some associations also collect funds to include extra amenities like, pools, fitness centers, and valet parking. These are all extra benefits that come with the purchase of a home. These fees can be between $100-$1000 yearly depending on where you buy.

Usually there is a board of directors that are voted in and they decide the fees charged. These  fees can also be changed yearly. The HOA should keep you updated on all decisions made. Each HOA has it’s own by-laws and restrictions. These vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

You are basically joining a group within your neighborhood that applies rules that help keep the neighborhood safe and beautiful. It is important for the buyer to make sure they understand all of the by-laws and restrictions before purchasing a home. You need to make sure they are rules you can live with.

Condominiums are found in all shapes, sizes, prices and types. Are you looking for a high-rise condo, a mid-rise or a garden-style condo? Maybe you'd prefer a townhouse?

The term "garden-style" condo usually refers to a condominium residence in a building that has less than three stories. Most garden-style condos have balconies or patios for each residence. Many garden-style condos have a main entrance that opens to a common-area hallway. Additional common areas include the green space and "gardens" surrounding the structures. If you're interested in garden-style condos you'll have a lot of options in Northern Virginia.

From the suburban feel of Kingstowne to the central location of Bolling Brook from the vintage charm of Belle View to the chic feel of Carlyle Square, are just some of the many Northern Virginia condominium communities we feature.


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For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.
Husband and wife discuss Real Estate at the office
Husband and wife discuss Real Estate at the office
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Association Contacts for Pavilion on the Park

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condos in West End Alexandria

If you have any questions about condo documents, insurance or maintenance, please contact the office below:

Pavilion on the Park Condominiums

5340 Holmes Run Pkwy., #104
Alexandria, VA, 22304

If you’d like to buy a condo, call us at Condo Alexandria.

Snow at Port Royal in Old Town Alexandria

Port Royal condos
Port Royal in the big snow.

Properties in Port Royal

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

    Open House, Sunday, 1-4 BIG PRICE DROP! 7202 CHURCHILL ROAD McLean, VA 22101 6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 6,752 SF $1,695,000

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    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will Nesbitt Principal Broker   Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland 703 765 0300 (main) 571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) ——– Original Message ——– Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected]

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  • Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services

    Fairfax County
    Established in 1974 with a mission to reduce homelessness, increase community support and promote self sufficiency, the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is operated by a multi-denominational board of directors and staff managing over 70 housing units. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is located in the Mount Zephyr Business Center at 8305 Richmond…

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  • Mistake 4: Acting too picky.

    We help buyers and sellers.
    While you should narrow down what you want and you list features most important to you, don’t be so inflexible that you make it impossible to find a home. If you’re too picky, you may have to continue renting when you could own a home. Be willing to compromise on some of the less important…

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Home for the snow at Harbor Terrace

Harbor Terrace
Harbor Terrace covered in snow.

Harbor Terrace is located north of the center of Old Town Alexandria between the George Washington Parkway and the Potomac River.

Properties in Harbor Terrace

Old Town North real estate agents.
Nesbitt Realty can help you buy and sell real estate in Old Town North.

 

About the Vienna Community Center

Vienna sealThe business and staff offices of the Town of Vienna Virginia is at the Vienna Community Center. As such, the Vienna Community Center is also the main location for the Parks and Recreation Department of the Town of Vienna. The Community Center is located at 120 Cherry Street, SE Vienna, VA 22180.

In addition to general office space, the Community Center has space here for classes and programs. Contact the Town of Vienna to schedule and allocate space for activities and user groups. The Town’s offices are open from 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. The office is closed on holidays.

Community Center Hours:

22180 real estate agents
Nesbitt Realty can help you buy and sell real estate in 22180.

8am-10:30pm Monday-Friday
8am-10:00pm Saturday
Noon-9pm Sunday

Here are a few homes for sale in the surrounding area.

Rentals in 22180

Vienna real estate agents
Nesbitt Realty can help you buy and sell real estate in Vienna.

Learn more about living in Alexandria VA.

Old Town Realtors
The Torpedo Factory is located near the Waterfront and King Street in Old Town Alexandria.

If you are considering buying or selling property, planning to relocate, looking for Alexandria homes for sale, Alexandria condos for sale or looking for any other information about real estate in Alexandria, or the surrounding areas, you have come to the right place.

This complete Alexandria real estate resource for offers everything you will need: access to property listings with photographs and virtual tours, home valuation tools, and real estate articles to help guide you through the home buying or selling process. You can also find contact information for Condo Alexandria / Nesbitt Realty, your Alexandria real estate agent, REALTOR or real estate broker. We can help you with you buy or sell a home, and find information about Alexandria communities , schools, real estate market conditions, recreation and much more!

In addition to detailed listings of existing houses for sale in Alexandria, Condo-Alexandria.com also provides access to Alexandria new construction homes for sale. We also offer a comprehensive local real estate guide for Alexandria where you can find a wealth of community information about Alexandria and specific zip codes in Alexandria. Looking for a different city? We also provide a Northern Virginia real estate guide with a list of other cities and communities in Northern VA.

Those interested in residential real estate in Alexandria will find many types and styles of homes for sale in Alexandria, as well as community events of interest and local amenities unique to the Alexandria area. Others may enjoy outdoor activities and family friendly atmosphere of Alexandria.